Artwork #123

Michelle Gardella

SOL

Photography, 2017

michellegardella.com


As an adult who was adopted, I am always curious about the experiences of other adoptees. What remains when nothing remains? In the absence of classifying possessions or objects, who are we? Water lends itself perfectly to this experience. Part of a series of over 100 portraits of women in these waters, this image speaks to my exploration of what it means to belong.